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Updated: Sep 29th, 2020
97%
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172 of 177 experts
3%
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5 of 177 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 17# 36-
Best Rank# 6# 17-
Worst Rank# 29# 94-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at DET at LAR-
Matchup RatingThis is a 5 star matchup. RBs perform better than their average vs DETThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs LAR-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att30.424.3
Rush Yds134.991.3
Rush TD1.70.8
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total83.7210.8-
Avg Game10.514.1-
Avg Projection11.07.8-
2019 Average10.514.1-
    
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Scott AtkinsS. Atkins
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09/29
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Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
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09/13
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09/13
#16#28-
    
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09/13
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Pro Football Focus
09/13
#16#28-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
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09/13
#16#27-
    
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09/13
#17#27-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
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09/10
#13#35-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
09/10
#7#23-
    
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09/10
#17#30-
    
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09/10
#18#24-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
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09/13
#15#56-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
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09/13
#21#23-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
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09/13
#15#36-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
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09/13
#17#24-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
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09/13
#17#27-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
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09/13
#16#39-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
09/13
#18#36-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
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09/13
#16#40-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
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09/13
#16#27-
    
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09/09
#15#27-
    
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09/13
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09/10
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09/13
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08/10
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09/13
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09/13
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09/13
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09/09
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09/13
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09/13
#14#38-
    
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09/13
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09/10
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09/10
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09/09
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09/10
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09/13
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09/13
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09/13
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09/12
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09/13
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09/13
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09/10
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09/12
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09/13
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09/13
#22#23-
    
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09/13
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09/13
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09/08
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09/10
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09/13
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09/13
#19#60-
    
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09/13
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09/10
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Legion Report
09/09
#18#63-
    
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09/12
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09/12
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09/10
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09/13
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09/13
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09/13
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09/13
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09/11
#21#22-
    
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09/13
#13#28-
    
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09/13
#14#27-
    
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09/09
#19#25-
    
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09/13
#21#28-
    
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#21#22-
    
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09/11
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09/09
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09/13
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09/13
#15#32-
    
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09/12
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09/13
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09/10
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09/07
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09/13
#18#23-
    
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09/12
#19#26-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
09/13
#19#23-
    
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
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09/10
#15#20-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
09/09
#14#28-
    
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09/13
#18#23-
    
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09/10
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09/12
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#15#19-
    
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09/13
#18#51-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
09/10
#21#23-
    
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
09/13
#16#26-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
09/13
#21#22-
    
Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
09/13
#9#21-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
09/10
#16#28-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
09/13
#18#35-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
09/13
#16#27-
    
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
09/13
#22#26-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
09/08
#18#23-
    
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Punch Drunk Wonderland
09/13
#21#45-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
09/13
#9#28-
    
Kyle AugustK. August
Fantasy Football Smackdown
09/13
#15#30-
    
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Fantasy Football Lord
09/13
#24#22-
    
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The Washington Post
09/13
#18#61-
    
Francisco (Chato) RomeroF. (Cha...
Estadio Fantasy
09/13
#16#26-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
09/13
#8#22-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
09/13
#19-
    
09/10
#29#31-
    
Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
09/12
#16#32-
    
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
09/13
#22#24-
    
Thor AkerleyT. Akerley
Fantasy Team Advice
09/13
#18#27-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
SportsGrid
09/13
#17#37-
    
Jacob WayneJ. Wayne
Lineups
09/09
#21#22-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
09/13
#15#23-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
09/07
#21-
    
Alex BlickleA. Blickle
Fantasy Team Advice
09/13
#7#23-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
09/13
#15-
    
09/13
#19#33-
    
Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
09/13
#18#21-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
09/13
#18#27-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
09/09
#28#21-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
09/13
#18#27-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
09/11
#15#24-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
09/12
#14#23-
    
Drew DeLucaD. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone
09/13
#15#29-
    
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
09/12
#9#47-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
09/10
#19#27-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
09/13
#22#23-
    
Kyle EnglishK. English
Reality Sports
09/10
#16#49-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
09/12
#13#23-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
09/12
#16#28-
    
DailyRotoD.
DailyRoto
09/13
#15#34-
    
Aaron LarsonA. Larson
FantasyPros
09/09
#24#50-
    
Jason SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
09/04
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numberFire
09/13
#24#33-
    
Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
Packer Report
09/13
#19#57-
    
Ellis JohnsonE. Johnson
True North Fantasy Football
09/13
#19#22-
    
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
09/13
#11#55-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
09/10
#21#23-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
09/09
#18-
    
Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
09/09
#19#31-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
09/01
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Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
09/10
#24#31-
    
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
09/13
#22#30-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
09/10
#21#40-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
09/08
#21#44-
    
Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
09/12
#14#55-
    
Benjamin KlotzB. Klotz
Touchdown Squad
09/12
#22#31-
    
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
09/11
#22-
    
Nicholas YouN. You
The Undroppables
09/11
#15#23-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
09/13
#18#53-
    
Justin BooneJ. Boone
theScore
09/10
#19#37-
    
Dariyan MayburyD. Maybury
Fantasy Football Advice
09/10
#18#57-
    
The FFGhostT. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
09/10
#22#17-
    
Jonathan HaysJ. Hays
Fantasy Foresight
09/10
#29#30-
    
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
09/10
#8#94-
    
Adam MurfetA. Murfet
5 Yard Rush
09/10
#21#77-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
09/10
#21#63-
    
Blake FincherB. Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe
09/09
#21#61-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
09/08
#21#46-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
09/08
#15#24-
    
Brad EvansB. Evans
FTN
09/07
#15#57-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
09/10
#19#42-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 at DET at LAR
Week 2 at PHI vs. CIN
Week 3 vs. GB at CLE
Week 4 vs. SEA vs. DET
Week 5 at ARI at LV
Week 6BYE WEEK vs. GB
Week 7 vs. IND at TB
Week 8 at CHI vs. SF
Week 9 vs. ARI at PIT
Week 10 vs. LARBYE WEEK
Week 11 at JAC vs. BAL
Week 12 vs. MIN at DET
Week 13 at SEA vs. ARI
Week 14 at CIN at GB
Week 15 vs. ATL vs. MIN
Week 16 at TEN at SEA
Week 17 vs. HOU vs. NYG
Player Projections Comparison
 
at DET, Sun 1pm EDT
at LAR, Sun 8pm EDT
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Rushing
   
Rush Attempts12.814.7
Rush Yards64.956.2
Rush TDs0.60.2
   
Receiving
   
Receptions1.31.1
Rec Yards10.110.0
Rec TDs0.10.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points11.07.8
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
2020 Points 
Week 121.17.4
Week 216.718.7
Week 35.4
Week 47.7
Week 511.911.9
Week 67.69.7
Week 76.9
Week 810.5
Week 92.2
Week 10
Week 11
Week 128.320.3
Week 134.323.1
Week 147.021.5
Week 156.828.2
Week 1618.1
Week 1719.2
Total83.7210.8
Average10.514.1
Player Targets Comparison
 
2020 Targets 
Week 153
Week 223
Week 33
Week 46
Week 538
Week 625
Week 75
Week 85
Week 93
Week 10
Week 11
Week 1226
Week 1314
Week 1444
Week 1502
Week 162
Week 179
Notes for Player Combination
 
at DET, Sun 1pm EDT
at LAR, Sun 8pm EDT
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Expert 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Cardinals were just 20th against fantasy running backs last year, Mostert should be a RB2 in Week 1. The only thing that is keeping him from being a RB1 is the 49ers love of the RBBC.Montgomery was able to get back to full health and should be good to go against a bad Lions D. He is a boom / bust RB2 who is risky if the Bears are lying about his workload or he aggravates his injury.
Kevin Wheeler
The Draft Zone
49ers are "still uncertain whether RB Tevin Coleman will play today against Arizona." Coleman has a pre-existing heart condition that could be negatively affected by the poor air quality in the Bay Area. Smoke from the California wildfires has diminished the air quality in the city to the point of putting the entire game in jeopardy. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
The matchup looks enticing for Mostert, but the competition at his position makes him less appealing of a start this week. Tevin Coleman and Jerick McKinnon both figure to be key parts of the game plan for the 49ers, which is going to cap Mostert's ceiling. He'll receive around his 12-15 touches, but very little involvement through the receiving game pushes his value down a bit. He's going to have to score for you to feel happy starting him this week. Mostert is a borderline RB3/FLEX option for your lineups against Arizona.Montgomery has now logged back to back full practices on Thursday and Friday, which indicates that he should be good to go for Sunday. Based on his assumed volume and the matchup, Montgomery should be a fine RB2 start this week.
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
The Cardinals gave up the 12th-most fantasy points to running backs last season and especially struggled to defend them in the passing game. The 49ers do have some other intriguing players in the backfield, but for the time being this is Mostert's job to lose after the role he played in their run to the Super Bowl. He should be a solid RB2 for Week 1, barring an unexpectedly high workload for Jerick McKinnon or Tevin Coleman.I'm doing my best to stay away from David Montgomery this week as his injury situation is pretty up in the air. The fact that the Bears didn't bring in any veterans to contribute should be indicative of their belief that Montgomery will be back sooner rather than later. This is a good matchup as the Lions gave up the 6th-most points to running backs last year, but I'm not starting Montgomery in most situations this week.